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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.80
Liaison Jill Fermanich
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 1.00 Marie Helmke
Purchasing Agent
Purchasing
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

UW - Green Bay adheres to all policies, directives and guidelines established by the UW System.

•System and State follow EPA Paper Products Recovered Materials Guidelines:
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/recycle/rman.asp

•System and State follow the Recycling Procurement Program
Regulations:
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/recycle/pim3.asp

Exceptions to the “buy recycled only” policy must be documented by each agency and are to be retained in agency files for 3 years. Contract vendors will report exceptions to Bureau contract administrators for all statewide contract purchasing; and agencies will record exceptions encountered in non-contract purchasing. Due to the much greater availability of high quality recycled paper meeting the federal standards, exceptions are expected to be rare for most agencies. (Remember that current law does not recognize higher cost as an acceptable rationale for not buying recycled paper.) Exceptions should be documented and filed as they happen, unless other arrangements need to be made for vendors and high-volume purchasers.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

UW - Green Bay adheres to all policies, directives and guidelines established by the UW System.

•System and State follow EPA Paper Products Recovered Materials Guidelines:
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/recycle/rman.asp

•System and State follow the Recycling Procurement Program
Regulations:
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/recycle/pim3.asp

Exceptions to the “buy recycled only” policy must be documented by each agency and are to be retained in agency files for 3 years. Contract vendors will report exceptions to Bureau contract administrators for all statewide contract purchasing; and agencies will record exceptions encountered in non-contract purchasing. Due to the much greater availability of high quality recycled paper meeting the federal standards, exceptions are expected to be rare for most agencies. (Remember that current law does not recognize higher cost as an acceptable rationale for not buying recycled paper.) Exceptions should be documented and filed as they happen, unless other arrangements need to be made for vendors and high-volume purchasers.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 21,148.36 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
21,148.36 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

UW System campuses purchase goods and services through State Procurement.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.